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Madison Keys
Madison Keys
(born February 17, 1995) is an American professional tennis player. She has won three WTA Premier tournaments, and was the first American woman to debut in the Top 10 since Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in 1999, seventeen years earlier.[1] When Keys faced Sloane Stephens
Sloane Stephens
in the 2017 US Open final, they became the first Americans other than the Williams sisters
Williams sisters
to contest a Grand Slam final since 2005. Since the age of 9, Keys has been part of the Chris Evert
Chris Evert
Academy in Boca Raton, Florida. She is one of the youngest tennis players to win a match on the WTA Tour, at the age of 14 years and 48 days, by beating world No. 81 Alla Kudryavtseva
Alla Kudryavtseva
on the clay courts at the 2009 MPS Group Championships in her home state of Florida.

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Junior career 3 Professional career

3.1 2009–12: Early career 3.2 2013: Rising star 3.3 2014: First WTA title 3.4 2015: Major semifinal, Top 20 3.5 2016: Top 10, Premier 5 final 3.6 2017: Injury, US Open final 3.7 2018

4 Grand Slam tournament finals

4.1 Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

5 Career statistics

5.1 Singles performance timeline 5.2 Doubles performance timeline

6 References 7 External links

Personal life[edit] Keys's passion for tennis started at a young age while growing up in the Quad Cities. She first became interested in the sport when she was 4 years old because she liked the white tennis dress Venus Williams was wearing at Wimbledon. Her parents Rick and Christine are both attorneys, and her father was also a college basketball player. She has an older sister named Sydney and two younger sisters named Montana and Hunter. At age 10, Madison moved to Florida
Florida
with her mother and younger sisters so that she could train at the Evert Tennis
Tennis
Academy run by John Evert, the brother of tennis legend Chris Evert.[2][3] Keys is an ambassador for Fearlessly Girl, an organization against bullying and cyber-bullying.[4] Junior career[edit] Keys reached a career high of world No. 16 in the ITF Junior rankings. She was not very active on the junior tour as she was already regularly competing in pro circuit events at age 15. Her best result as a junior came at the Grade B1 Pan American Closed ITF Championships, which she won in October 2010. After the 2011 Junior US Open, Keys moved full-time to the pro tour. Professional career[edit] 2009–12: Early career[edit] During her early years, Keys played mostly on the ITF tour, where she won three titles in singles and one in doubles.

Keys holding the winner's trophy after she won the 2011 US Open Wildcard Playoff

Keys's first appearance on the WTA Tour came at the 2009 Ponte Vedra Beach Championships, where she received a wildcard into the main draw. She beat world no. 81 Alla Kudryavtseva
Alla Kudryavtseva
in the first round, but she was then defeated by top seed Nadia Petrova
Nadia Petrova
in straight sets. In July 2009, Keys played World Team Tennis
Tennis
as a member of the Philadelphia Freedoms. Still only 14 years old, she beat reigning Wimbledon champion Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in women's singles by a score of 5–1.[5] In 2011, Keys won a spot in her first US Open by beating Beatrice Capra in the finals of an eight-player wildcard playoff. Keys won her first match, beating fellow American Jill Craybas, but then lost in three sets to world #27 Lucie Šafářová. In 2012, Keys won another wildcard competition amongst American players, this time for the 2012 Australian Open. However, she then lost in the first round to 2010 semi-finalist, Zheng Jie. 2013: Rising star[edit] After losing in qualifying at her first event in Auckland, Keys reached the quarterfinals at a WTA event for the first time in Apia International Sydney, defeating Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
and Zheng Jie, avenging earlier Grand Slam losses to both players. She then lost to world No. 6 Li Na
Li Na
in three close sets. At the Australian Open, Keys beat Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
and 30th seed Tamira Paszek, before bowing out to 5th seed Angelique Kerber After reaching the second round in both Indian Wells and Miami, Keys reached the quarterfinals in Charleston before losing to Venus Williams. Keys then claimed her first top ten win in Mutua Madrid Open, avenging her Sydney loss to Li Na, before losing to Anabel Medina Garrigues in the second round. Keys completed her clay court season at the French Open, winning her debut match at the event over Misaki Doi
Misaki Doi
before losing to Monica Puig
Monica Puig
in straight sets. Moving on the grass court season, Keys reached the quarterfinals at the Aegon Classic, beating Lesia Tsurenko, Jamie Hampton
Jamie Hampton
and Mona Barthel, before falling to Magdaléna Rybáriková. She later reached the third round at Wimbledon, before falling to world No. 4 Agnieszka Radwańska in three sets. During the US hardcourt season, Keys won main draw matches at Stanford and Washington DC, but was defeated in the first round at the US Open by Jelena Janković. Keys finished her year at the HP Open in Osaka, and reached her first WTA semifinal, before losing to eventual champion Samantha Stosur. After a successful year on the tour, Keys finished the year ranked 37, an improvement of 112 places from 2012. 2014: First WTA title[edit]

Keys in May 2014

Keys started the season reaching her first Premier semifinal in Sydney, cruising past Simona Halep
Simona Halep
in the process, but eventually losing to Angelique Kerber. At the Australian Open, Keys lost to Zheng Jie in the second round, after dropping a double break advantage in the final set. Until May, Keys had only once won back-to-back matches. It was in Miami, when she reached the third round, losing to Li Na, despite serving and having three set points to take a one set lead. In the Internationaux de Strasbourg she reached the semifinal, where she lost to Monica Puig
Monica Puig
in straight sets. At the French Open
French Open
she lost in the first round to tenth seed and clay court specialist Sara Errani
Sara Errani
in three tight sets. Keys won her first singles title at the Premier event in Eastbourne, beating two top ten players, first Jelena Janković
Jelena Janković
and then Angelique Kerber in a three set final. At the Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon Championships
Keys followed that form to reach the third round, taking revenge on Puig for her earlier loss, and then beating 31st seed Klára Koukalová. Her run came to an end in the third round, when she was forced to retire against Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Shvedova
before a second set tiebreak due to a leg injury.[6] She took a two-week hiatus from tennis to focus on rehabbing her leg. Keys lost her opener in her first tournament back, in the Washington, D.C., before playing two matches at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. In Cincinnati she beat an in-form Alizé Cornet,[7] before pushing Maria Sharapova to three sets in the second round. At the US Open Keys was seeded for the first time at a Grand Slam, at number 27, but had a disappointing second round loss to Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunić, a match where both players had won the same amount of points. Keys played four events in Asia, but didn't mark good results. Namely, she won only two matches at the first three events in Tokyo, Beijing and Wuhan. In the last tournament of the season in Osaka, she reached the quarterfinals and there she retired in the second set against Luksika Kumkhum. Keys finished the season ranked 31 in the world, improving on 2013 by six places. In November, Keys secured the services of two coaches, former American world number one Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
and husband Jon Leach. 2015: Major semifinal, Top 20[edit] At the Australian Open, Keys reached her first Grand Slam semifinal, defeating three seeded opponents along the way. First, she defeated 29th seed Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
in three sets in the second round, then followed it up by upsetting reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová in straight sets in the third round.[8] After beating fellow American Madison Brengle
Madison Brengle
in the fourth round, she defeated 18th Venus Williams in the quarterfinals in three sets, despite appearing to be injured during the second set.[9] She then faced world number one Serena Williams in the semifinals, and although she played very well,[10] she lost the match in straight sets, after saving the first eight match points. After the match, Williams, who eventually went on to capture the title, spoke of a bright future for Keys, saying: "It was an honor for me to play someone who will be No. 1 in the future."[11] After some struggles in Indian Wells and Miami, where she won just one match, she found her form again in Charleston, reaching final without dropping set. However, there she lost to Angelique Kerber, despite having 4–1 lead in the third set. Seeded for the first time at a Grand Slam at the French Open
French Open
as the 16th seed, Keys made it to the third round before falling to 23rd seed Timea Bacsinszky
Timea Bacsinszky
in straight sets. At Wimbledon Keys was seeded 21st. She defeated Stefanie Vögele, Elizaveta Kulichkova, Tatjana Maria
Tatjana Maria
and qualifier Olga Govortsova to advance to the quarterfinals, where she lost to 2012 Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska. At the 2015 US Open, Keys advanced to the fourth round, where she was defeated by Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in straight sets. In December, Keys split from her coaches Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
and husband Jon Leach. 2016: Top 10, Premier 5 final[edit]

Keys in May 2016

At the Australian Open, an injury-affected Keys reached the fourth round before losing to Chinese qualifier Zhang Shuai. After a brief stint with Jesse Levine
Jesse Levine
and Mats Wilander
Mats Wilander
earlier in the year, Keys subsequently hired Thomas Högstedt
Thomas Högstedt
to be her coach in April. In May, a week before the French Open, Keys defeated two Top 10 players in Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
and Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
to reach the biggest final of her career at Rome, where she lost to compatriot Serena Williams in straight sets.[12] At the French Open, Keys was seeded fifteenth. She defeated Donna Vekić, Mariana Duque Mariño
Mariana Duque Mariño
and Monica Puig all in straight sets before falling to unseeded Dutch player Kiki Bertens in the fourth round. She followed up a strong clay court season with an excellent grass court season, highlighted by her second career title at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham. With that victory, she moved into the Top 10 for the first time in her career. Seeded ninth at Wimbledon, Keys easily defeated Laura Siegemund
Laura Siegemund
in the first round in straight sets, then prevailed in her next two matches over Belgian Kirsten Flipkens and Frenchwoman Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
to advance to the fourth round, where she was defeated by fifth seed Simona Halep. In July, Keys reached her second Premier 5 final of the year at the Rogers Cup at Montreal, losing in straight sets to Simona Halep. At the US Open as the eighth seed, Keys began her campaign by coming back from a set down to defeat compatriot Alison Riske, followed by a straight sets victory over Kayla Day. In the third round, Keys managed to hold off and defeat Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka, despite being down 1–5 in the third set and Osaka serving for the match twice. She was defeated in the fourth round by former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, meaning Keys reached the fourth round of all four Grand Slam tournaments in 2016, but lost all four of her fourth-round matches. She clinched a spot in the WTA Finals by reaching the semifinals in back-to-back weeks at Beijing and Linz. Making her debut at the event, Keys won one of three matches and did not advance out of the round-robin stage. 2017: Injury, US Open final[edit] During the off-season, Keys rekindled her relationship with former coach Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
and called her back onto her coaching team. She missed the Australian Open
Australian Open
due to a left wrist surgery.[13] Keys returned to the tennis scene in March, at the BNP Paribas Open. She beat Mariana Duque Marino
Mariana Duque Marino
in straight sets in her first match since the 2016 WTA Finals and followed it up with another straight-sets win over Naomi Osaka, before succumbing to 13th seeded Caroline Wozniacki. Keys then played the Miami Open where she beat Viktorija Golubic
Viktorija Golubic
in straight sets before losing to No. 72 in the world Lara Arruabarrena despite having set points in the first set and being up a break in the second. Keys called for the trainer for a shoulder injury at 6–5 in the first set. Keys began the clay court season in Charleston for the Volvo Car Open where she was the top seed. She lost in the first round to fellow American Shelby Rogers
Shelby Rogers
in three sets, despite winning the first. Her next tournament was the Mutua Madrid Open, where she again lost in the first round to Misaki Doi. At the Internazionali BNL d'Italia Keys was the defending finalist after losing to Serena Williams
Serena Williams
in the final last year. She lost in the first round again to Daria Gavrilova. Despite entering the Bank of the West Classic with only six wins on the season due to struggles with injuries, Keys won the tournament after knocking out Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
in the semifinals and close friend CoCo Vandeweghe
CoCo Vandeweghe
in the final. Keys reached her first Grand Slam final at the US Open, beating Elise Mertens, Tatjana Maria, 17th seed Elena Vesnina, 4th seed Elina Svitolina, qualifier Kaia Kanepi
Kaia Kanepi
and 20th seed CoCo Vandeweghe. Bidding to become the first American US Open champion not named Williams since 1998 when her coach Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
won it, Keys lost to her close friend Sloane Stephens
Sloane Stephens
in straight sets. 2018[edit] After playing in just one tournament since her grand slam final, Keys started 2018 strong by reaching another major quarterfinal at the Australian Open
Australian Open
before losing to Angelique Kerber. Grand Slam tournament finals[edit] Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 2017 US Open Hard Sloane Stephens 3–6, 0–6

Career statistics[edit] Main article: Madison Keys
Madison Keys
career statistics

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended. Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L

Grand Slam tournaments

Australian Open A A A 1R 3R 2R SF 4R A QF 15–6

French Open A A A A 2R 1R 3R 4R 2R

7–5

Wimbledon A A A Q2 3R 3R QF 4R 2R

12–5

US Open A Q1 2R Q2 1R 2R 4R 4R F

14–6

Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 5–4 4–4 14–4 12–4 8–3 4–1 48–22

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L

Grand Slam tournaments

Australian Open A A A 3R 1R 2–2

French Open A A 1R 3R A 2–2

Wimbledon A A 1R 2R 1R 1–3

US Open 1R 2R A A 1R 1–3

Win–Loss 0–1 1–1 0–2 5–3 0–3 6–10

References[edit]

^ " Madison Keys
Madison Keys
will crack top 10 in world rankings after reaching Birmingham final". LA Times. Retrieved June 20, 2016.  ^ " Madison Keys
Madison Keys
profile". WTA.  ^ "Madison Keys: Teen Tennis
Tennis
Pro". Homeschooling Teen. Retrieved 11 February 2018.  ^ "U.S. Open Loss Behind Her, Madison Keys
Madison Keys
Accentuates the Positive". New York Times. Retrieved 11 February 2018.  ^ Youngest player in WTT history (age 14) tops Serena Williams, sports.yahoo.com ^ " Madison Keys
Madison Keys
forced to retire against Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Shvedova
at Wimbledon". Daily Mail. June 30, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2015.  ^ " Madison Keys
Madison Keys
beats Alize Cornet in Cincinnati, Sharapova awaits". Cincinnati.com. August 11, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2015.  ^ "Australian Open: Madison Keys
Madison Keys
upsets Petra Kvitova to advance to fourth round". ABC Grandstand Sport (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). January 24, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2015.  ^ "Match Statistics". Archived from the original on January 29, 2015.  ^ " Serena Williams
Serena Williams
vs Madison Keys
Madison Keys
statistics". Australian Open. January 29, 2015. Archived from the original on January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2015.  ^ "Serena on Keys after semifinal clash". Twitter. January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2015.  ^ Mitchell, Kevin (May 16, 2016). " Serena Williams
Serena Williams
defeats Madison Keys to win fourth Italian Open title". The Guardian. Retrieved May 16, 2016.  ^ " Madison Keys
Madison Keys
out for Aussie Open (wrist surgery)". 

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Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association: Top female singles tennis players from the Americas as of 2 April 2018

1. Venus Williams
Venus Williams
(8 ) 2. Sloane Stephens
Sloane Stephens
(9 3) 3. Madison Keys
Madison Keys
(14 1) 4. CoCo Vandeweghe
CoCo Vandeweghe
(15 1) 5. CiCi Bellis
CiCi Bellis
(43 1)

6. Danielle Collins
Danielle Collins
(53 40) 7. Beatriz Haddad Maia
Beatriz Haddad Maia
(63 1) 8. Monica Puig
Monica Puig
(68 14) 9. Varvara Lepchenko
Varvara Lepchenko
(72 3) 10. Madison Brengle
Madison Brengle
(80 3)

v t e

Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association: Top American female singles tennis players as of 2 April 2018

1. Venus Williams
Venus Williams
(8 ) 2. Sloane Stephens
Sloane Stephens
(9 3) 3. Madison Keys
Madison Keys
(14 1) 4. CoCo Vandeweghe
CoCo Vandeweghe
(15 1) 5. CiCi Bellis
CiCi Bellis
(43 1)

6. Danielle Collins
Danielle Collins
(53 40) 7. Varvara Lepchenko
Varvara Lepchenko
(72 3) 8. Madison Brengle
Madison Brengle
(80 3) 9. Jennifer Brady (82 1) 10.

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